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Oct 28

Great expectations for Orlando’s rookies

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic franchise is starting to form what will be its core group for the foreseeable future. A few veterans, such as Luke Ridnour and Willie Green, will be interchanged for others like them in the next few years. But other than the occasional tinkering, there isn’t room …

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Oct 09

Player Profile: Aaron Gordon

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Aaron Gordon was the first big surprise of the 2014 NBA Draft. The Magic took Gordon instead of Dante Exum, who practically everyone expected to be picked, and in doing so …

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Oct 02

Player Profile: Elfrid Payton

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A After not taking one of the expected choices — Dante Exum or Marcus Smart — with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, it became clear the Magic were …

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Jul 02

Who is Aaron Gordon and what does he do?

John Raoux, AP Photo On Thursday, the Orlando Magic selected Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the surprise of many. The general consensus was that the team, in need of a point guard, would select Dante Exum (that need would eventually be filled with the draft day trade …

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Jun 27

Magic prioritize athleticism and defense in draft

Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for the Orlando Magic. In the hours leading up to the draft, the team’s leading scorer for the past two seasons, Arron Afflalo, was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick (Devyn Marble). Then, in the draft, …

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Jun 25

Five scenarios for the Magic’s draft selections

Photo by Sam Forencich/Getty Images And here we are — our time has come. Le moment est venu, as the French say. (I think; that’s what Google says, anyway.) It’s draft time. For Magic fans, this is the one: future top five picks cannot be considered as “part of the plan.” The plan must germinate …

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Jun 04

Determining Arron Afflalo’s future

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images There weren’t many bright spots for the Orlando Magic in the 2013-14 season, but one of them was certainly the emergence of Arron Afflalo. Afflalo joined the team in the notorious Dwight Howard, 12-player trade, and as the primary option on a lottery-destined roster in 2012-13, he struggled out of the …

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May 22

Tobias Harris: starter or sixth man?

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images Two seasons ago, Tobias Harris joined the Orlando Magic, by way of Milwaukee, in the now famed J.J. Redick trade at the February deadline. Before swapping his green and red jersey for Dwight’s old uniform (which flustered the big man), Harris had spent the better part of his first two …

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May 21

Rebuilding Magic kingdom, brick by brick

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images After a long season that saw them lose 59 games, the Orlando Magic had a 46.9 percent chance of nabbing a top-three pick heading into the lottery on Tuesday night. But, as it turned out, luck wasn’t on their side. Not only did they miss out on taking home …

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May 21

3-on-3: Who should be the No. 12 pick?

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Who’s the best player available for the Orlando Magic in the 2014 draft? Our experts weigh in on overall game, upside, and who the Magic should ultimately choose with the No. 12 pick. 1. Who’s the twelfth-best player in the 2014 draft? Jacob Frankel: It’s impossible to know in this …

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